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By Sally Grayearly years teacher and writer

From skittles and hoops to castles and knights, old-fashioned toys are perfect for developing a variety of skills


1 Super skittles

Play a fun game of skittles to develop counting skills



Development matters: sometimes match number and quantity correctly (30-50 months); count an irregular arrangement of up to ten objects (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: children count reliably with numbers from 1 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Set of different-coloured skittles and a ball; safe, open space.

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